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Elizabeth (@enska)

Extreme Fatigue and Lack of Motivation

Depression & Anxiety | Last Active: Sep 30, 2019 | Replies (18)

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Hi Elizabeth, my daily life sounds similar to yours. I'll stay in bed for days. It's so hard to get up, stay up & be productive. I have major depression, chronic fatigue syndrome, attention deficit, chronic pain. No diabetes. I take Cymbalta, Wellbutrin, amphetimines, Serequel & hydrocodone. These drugs help but haven't changed my behavior. I read lots about the benefits of exercise for people with depression. Today I plan on joining AnyTime Fitness. Is exercise something you have tried? Hang in there, Elizabeth.

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Thank you for reaching out to me so quickly. I'm not really sure how it works. The chronic depression is so debilitating and I find impossible to get friends/family to understand. I applaud you for joining a fitness club. I, like you, have been told exercise is key to our mental health issues. I am full of arthritis so I can relate to your chronic pain. My Dr. will not prescribe me narcotics or opioids. Walking is the best overall exercise you can do, so I've been told. So I order running shoes online (I rarely go out) and I believe I have walked 2x in 2 months. It's a start. I would love to walk every day, before the depression and arthritis hit I walked all the time. Baby steps, I would like to set up a walking schedule, but I feel defeated before I even start one. I am on so much depression medication, and at one time or another I have been on all of yours. Start small and gradually increase your exercise. If you are anything like me,(when I ordered the running shoes I was convinced I would walk 30 minutes each and every day!) and try to be proud that you got out of bed and did something. That is one of the toughest to do. Hopefully we can talk again, marysunshine. Do you remember the children's song " Good Morning Merry Sunshine" I going to check it out on YouTube.